Excel: How to Convert hh:mm:ss to Minutes

You can use the following formula in Excel to convert hh:mm:ss into minutes:


This particular formula converts the hours, minutes and seconds in cell B2 into minutes.

For example, if cell B2 contains 1:23:30 to represent 1 hour, 23 minutes and 30 seconds, then this formula will return 83.50 to represent 83.50 minutes.

The following example shows how to use this formula in practice.

Example: Convert hh:mm:ss to Minutes in Excel

First, let’s enter the following dataset in Excel that shows the time (in hours, minutes and seconds) that it took for various athletes to finish some task:

Next, we can type the following formula into cell C2 to convert the time in cell B2 into minutes:


We can then click and drag this formula down to each remaining cell in column C:

By default, Excel will still use a time format.

To instead use a number format, highlight the cells in the range C2:C13, then click the Number Format dropdown menu from the Home tab along the top ribbon, then click Number:

The times in column C will now be shown in a decimal format:

Excel convert hh:mm:ss to minutes

For example:

  • 55 minutes and 34 seconds is equal to 55.57 minutes.
  • 1 hour, 23 minutes and 30 seconds is equal to 83.50 minutes.
  • 3 hours, 15 minutes and 1 second is equal to 195.02 minutes.

And so on.

Additional Resources

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common operations in Excel:

Excel: How to Convert Time Duration to Minutes
Excel: Calculate Difference Between Two Times in Minutes
Excel: Calculate Difference Between Two Times in Hours

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